10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here’s what you need to know:

  • Microsoft thinks it has all the time in the world, and it’s planning its big tablet push for 2012.
  • Apple is negotiating with the record labels for unlimited iTunes downloads.
  • Facebook shares are passing hands at a $65 billion valuation.
  • China has a major push for fibre optic internet. Where is the US on this?
  • Zynga thinks MySpace is too expensive.
  • Advertisers are already cashing in on Charlie Sheen, Twitter machine.
  • Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is starting a big US push.
  • Even though they’re already not selling well, Condé Nast is raising the prices of its iPad magazines.
  • The Justice Department is looking into antitrust concerns over the MPEG format, to which all video companies have to pay royalties.
  • BONUS: Conan O’Brien mocks the iPad 2.
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